Finding the Best API for Your Music App
Tuesday, March 17
3:30PM - 4:30PM
Hilton Austin Downtown
500 E 4th St
Creating the backend architecture for a new music app can be daunting, with myriad legal issues, financial concerns, and time-management challenges to address. Many sites are being forced to enter into complicated negotiations with major record labels and publishers to avoid litigation, while others have shut down when these issues became too much to handle. However, by employing APIs, startups can quickly and legally add full music catalogs, online radio, song suggestions, tour dates, bios, photos, lyrics, and more, leaving them time to focus on what really matters: innovation. Explore the top APIs currently available and show young companies how to sort through them.
VP of Digital Strategy & Business Dev
Music Business Association
As Vice President of Digital Strategy and Business Development, Bill Wilson leads the charge on all things digital at the Music Business Association (Music Biz), including initiatives such as metad...Show the rest
As Vice President of Digital Strategy and Business Development, Bill Wilson leads the charge on all things digital at the Music Business Association (Music Biz), including initiatives such as metadata. A music industry professional with over two decades of experience working in varied roles within independent and major record labels, internet ventures, and mobile content, he brings a well-rounded perspective to the industry trade association.
Wilson owned and operated the New York hardcore punk record label Blackout Records for over 20 years, releasing albums from Guided by Voices, H2O, and more. He also worked with MCA Records, Relativity Records, Caroline Distribution, and Earache Records, and is currently involved with internet startups OpenAura and Qwire.
Wilson is a member of several organizations, including the American Association of Independent Music’s (A2IM) New Media Committee. He has spoken at CMJ, SXSW, Bandwidth, New Music Seminar, and other industry events.Hide the rest